The family of slain music icon Taliep Petersen have broken their silence on the unexpected release of one of the convicted murderers Abdoer-Rasiet Emjedi last month, saying they were “blindsided” by the news. Emjedi was sentenced to 24 years imprisonment, however, was placed on parole last month after having served[…]
Community activists in Cape Town have expressed outrage at amid news that former Colonel Chris Lodewyk Prinsloo was granted parole. In a ground-breaking case in 2016, Prinsloo was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment for over 20 cases of racketeering, corruption, and money laundering. His crimes were linked to at least[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his embarrassment over the government’s failure to deliver on its promises to the family of Tazne Van Wyk. Tazne’s family were promised improved living conditions from Ramaphosa and his government, but seven months later has not come through on this promise. Tazne was raped and[…]
High-ranking officials in the Department of Correctional Services and secretaries of parole boards have been summoned to an urgent meeting with Justice Minister Ronald Lamola to “address the flaws of the parole system”. On Tuesday, the department released a statement indicating Lamola was taking action after high-profile child kidnap and[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa says he will be engaging with police management about complaints that officers did not respond effectively in the 8-year-old Tazne Van Wyk murder case. Van Wyk’s body was found in a stormwater drain in Worcester last week. The President met with the family and parents of the[…]
Former South African Communist Party leader Chris Hani‘s killer Janusz Walus is expected to approach the high court in Pretoria for another attempt to get parole on Tuesday. Walus’ previous court application to be released on parole failed. He and his accomplice and former Conservative Party leader Clive Derby-Lewis were[…]
Two NGOS working with abused women says it strongly opposes parole to Dr Omar Sabadia, convicted of killing his wife in 1996. Dr Sabadia was supposed to be released on parole this week – after serving only 20 years of a 50-year sentence. His wife Zahida went missing in February[…]
While it is disappointing that Reeva Steenkamp’s killer Oscar Pistorius is being released from jail, he will hopefully emerge a better man, three women’s rights organisations said on Thursday. “We are hoping that he will come out a better person who will advocate for women’s issues. There must be no[…]
Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will be released on correctional supervision on October 20, the Correctional Services department confirmed on Thursday. This comes after the Kgosi Mampuru II correctional supervision and parole board considered all submissions, including from the victim’s family, his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, whom he shot dead on Valentine’s Day[…]
Oscar Pistorius’s latest parole hearing will take place on Thursday. The Kgosi Mampuru II prison’s parole board would then decide if the former Paralympian could be released into correctional supervision, spokesperson Manelisi Wolela said in a statement. Pistorius and his lawyer met the board on Friday. They were told the[…]
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